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Old 10-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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I am going to be moving to Oklahoma in mid-may next year and am wondering about homebrewing. I have searched and have seen a lot of new members in Oklahoma so I assume people are brewing. Is it still illegal in OK? Or is it 'illegal' and just not enforced.

Also, will places like Austin Homebrew ship to states like Oklahoma? Thanks. I dont want to invest too much in this hobby if i end up not being able to continue it.

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Old 10-30-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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I have heard that in the three states where homebrewing is illegal, it's not enforced at all. So yes, it's 'illegal' but just like how jaywalking or punching someone in the dark or shooting your gun in the throes of passion with a woman is illegal; a victimless crime.

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Old 10-30-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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You don't have to worry about shipping restrictions. Homebrew makings contain no alcohol & are not regulated. Just grain, grain extracts & yeast after all.

However, they still haven't amended their laws to allow beer brewing:

http://www.beertown.org/statutes/oklahoma.htm
http://law.justia.com/oklahoma/codes/os37.html

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Old 10-30-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
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i have never heard its illegal and i know alot of homebrewers, i know alot of cops and lawers and noone has ever said that to me,
where are you moving too ?
here are two LHBS
I use Highgravity alot, its a great store.

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The Brew Shop - Home

BTW Alabama is the only state i can see that has laws to make it illegal after the 1978 bill making it ok

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Old 10-30-2008, 04:43 PM   #5
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Officially, HomeBrewing is still Illeagal in Oklahoma and is really only a concern for public gatherings and if you have an impossible neighbor.

the laws in Title 37 are archaic. It is leagal to make up to 100 gallons per adult to 200 gallons (in a 2 adult household) of wine or cider but the reg excludes "cereal mash" products from the exemption.

SO, brew your beer but keep Apfelwein or Mead on hand too and if you end up policed for any reason show them that. Also, if you are really concerned just don;t pull out the IC in public becasue that is really the only part that resembles anything having to do with a distillery.

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Old 10-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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Wow....being illegal simply blows my mind....I wonder why. The 100gallon limit irritates me too....does it help the BMC regulate us so that we don't cut into there market lol.

Probably why Pot has such a hard time being legal...much harder to regulate somebody just growing there own in there backyard as appossed to buying a pack of Marlboro Hydroponic

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the 100 gal is for taxes
if you make more then that thay want there license fees and taxes on the vice

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the 100 gal is for taxes
if you make more then that thay want there license fees and taxes on the vice
Ah hah..still lame though....you pay taxes on the ingredients already...what i do with it after that is my problem
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ya but if you have a brewing license the you can get you ingredients tax free just like a anyother builder retailer

the tax is on the finished product

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Oh really? So if one had a brewing license...how/where could you get ingredients tax free?

kinda like a supply house for an electrician/carpenter etc etc

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